Measuring the burden of disease in Shandong province : an adoption of the disability-adjusted life year [应用伤残调整寿命年测量山东省居民疾病负担]

Sun, Jiandong, Guo, Xiaolei, Li, Weika, Zhang, Jiyu, Fu, Zhentao, Lu, Zilong, Xu, Aiqiang, Li, Wei, & Wang, Tao (2007) Measuring the burden of disease in Shandong province : an adoption of the disability-adjusted life year [应用伤残调整寿命年测量山东省居民疾病负担]. Chinese Health Economics Magazine [中国卫生经济], 26(8), pp. 61-63.

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To estimate the burden of diseases in Shandong province by the means of DALY (Disability- adjusted life year) thus to investigate the key public health problems referencing for health policy making.


DALYs were calculated following the procedures developed for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study to ensure comparability. We measured YLLs using the mortality data of 19 Disease Surveillance Points (DSPs) in Shandong Province during 2000 and 2005. YLDs were estimated based on data for WPRO in the 2002 GBD study published by WHO.


During this period, the average DALYs loss by all causes for the residents of DSPs in Shandong was 149.74 per thousand persons each year. Noncommunicable diseases accounted for 76.63% of the disability adjusted life years, communicable diseases and other disorders represented 14.13%, and injuries 9.24%. Nearly half of the DALYs (45%) happened among the elderly (60+). Malignant neoplasm was the number one cause of DALYs loss in the male, followed by neuropsychiatric disorder, injury, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease,etc. However, neuropsychiatric disorder possessed the largest single contributor to DALY in the female and followed by heart disease, malignant neoplasm, cerebrovascular disease and respiratory disease.


Non-communicable diseases such as circulatory diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders and malignant neoplasms were the main causes of disease burden in Shandong province. The importance of neuropsychiatric disorders was more striking and should be recognized properly. The lack of morbidity data is the main limitation of this study.

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ID Code: 64643
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Author Names in Chinese: 孙建东; 郭晓雷; 李维卡; 张吉玉; 付振涛; 鹿子龙; 徐爱强; 李卫; 王涛
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Keywords: Health Economics, Disease burden, China, 患病代价(Cost of Illness). 世界卫生(World Health). 决策(Decision Making). 生命(Life). 呼吸系统(Respiratory System).
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1003-0743.2007.08.020
ISSN: 1003-0743
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2013 22:55
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 04:19

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